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Day Hikes

Grand Canyon day hikes "Here comes the sun, and I say, it's all right." - The Beatles

Grand Canyon: Day Hikes


Grand Canyon Day Hikes

We offer private Grand Canyon Day Hikes for those who want to experience some of the best hiking Grand Canyon has to offer, but may not have enough time to truly rough it.

Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon Day Hikes along the Bright Angel Trail vary from 3 to 12 miles with the final point at the picturesque Plateau Point. There are rest houses with water placed at mile and a half intervals along the trek.

Indian Garden
This is one of the most popular Grand Canyon day hiking tours. The hike to Indian Garden in Grand Canyon takes you 4.5 miles and 3,000 vertical feet into the Canyon. You can rest and eat lunch along Garden Creek under the cottonwood trees.
South Kaibab Trail
Hike to the stunning vantage points of Cedar Ridge and Skeleton Point on the South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon; 3 to 6 miles round trip, respectively. You can see the river from Skeleton Point and views span 20 miles in each direction from Cedar Ridge. The only downside: no water stations on the South Kaibab Trail. The trailhead starts at 7,200 feet, and we end with a 1,140-foot drop to Cedar Ridge. We can also trek down to Skeleton Point, which is another 860-foot drop (2,000-foot drop total).
Santa Maria Springs
Take the historic Hermit Trail to Santa Maria Springs, which is still paved in portions with stones laid by the Santa Fe Railroad nearly 100 years ago. The rest house at Santa Maria Springs is a 2.5-mile hike into the Grand Canyon with a drop of 1,640 feet.
Dripping Springs
This is another great Grand Canyon day hike down the Hermit Trail. After descending into Hermit Basin, the route circles around the back of Hermit Canyon along some hair-raising cliffs to Dripping Springs. The springs are located in a shady alcove along the canyon walls, 3.25 miles from the trailhead.
Horseshoe Mesa
This Grand Canyon day hike takes the steep and strenuous Grandview Trail, 3 miles with a descent of 2,600 vertical feet to a mesa chock full of artifacts from the historic Last Chance Copper Mine. We can also explore the only save in the Canyon that is open to visitors. This trip is great for Grand Canyon hikers who are looking for a less crowded and challenging trail.
Trip cost:
1 person - $300; $70 each additional person for up to 7 people.

*All Just Roughin' It day hikes are private and include use of daypack and trekking poles. Also includes snacks, water, and sports drink and lunch on the trail.  Transportation and guide gratuity is not included.

**Transportation from Phoenix or Flagstaff may be available upon request for an additional fee.

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Rating: 54321

We had a super day hike with Jayce at the Grand View Point, Grand Canyon!! We couldn't have asked for a better guide!

By Regena Frye on 2013-10-23

Rating: 54321

We were just in awe of the beauty of the Grand Canyon as words and pictures seen in the past don't even begin to show it's magnificence. We apparently chose some record setting days of heat in June to do our hiking, but our guide, David, was great. His knowledge of the area along with the history of the canyon, the formations and his compassion for the canyon and the need to respect nature, made our experience a lifetime of unforgettable memories. We are looking forward to a return trip!

By Karen on 2013-07-04

Rating: 54321

Our family was a bit less prepared for the hike than we thought. The temperature was near 100 degrees and one of our family members struggled during the heat of the day. Our guide Ken found a shady spot for her to rest, prepared her for the hour long wait and ran up the path to bring back more water. He then helped her recover and she was able to finish the journey with little trouble. Had we been on our own or with a less caring and experienced guide, the results could have been very different.

Ken provided a great deal of history and commentary as we hiked. We knew far more about the Grand Canyon than we expected.

Our guide, Ken was able to adapt very quickly and make the hike very enjoyable for all. We will use Just Roughin' It again.

By John Ruth on 2013-06-17

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